thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 24 (yesterday)
In a few years, the Buffalo blueline will be run by players such as Rasmus Ristolainen, Nikita Zadorov, Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk. The hope of course, is that the Sabres will be a playoff team by then, helped up front by names such as Sam Reinhart, Zem…Upvote Share Tweet
NHL.com Jul 23 (yesterday)BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday. Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He pre...Upvote Share Tweet
Patrick Kane shows up to Buffalo men's league game, destroys everyoneyahoo.com Jul 23 (yesterday)Buffalo Sabres fans were disheartened to learn that Patrick Kane had signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, a deal that will likely prevent him from coming home, Lebron-style, for the remainder of his NHL caree…Upvote Share Tweet
Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (yesterday)If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …Upvote Share Tweet
Did Buffalo kill its chances of winning the Connor McCavid sweepstakes? Does it matter?thehockeynews.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)As you might imagine, there were some intense discussions around our office following a free agency feeding frenzy a few weeks ago that lived up to the hype. Our staffers were dissecting the moves that were and weren’t made, the winners and losers, when…Upvote Share TweetForward Tyler Ennis signed a multiyear contract with the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed, but multiple media outlets reported it's for five years and $23 million. "It certainly wasn't straightforward," S...Upvote Share Tweet
Which franchise will be the next to win its first-ever Stanley Cup?thehockeynews.com Jul 17We recently sorted out our Yearbook predictions for 2014-15, which included projected standings and which team will win the Stanley Cup. Without giving it away, our anticipated winner has been to the promised land before. Which mathematically, should no…Upvote Share Tweet
Buffalo Sabres re-sign D Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year contractthehockeynews.com Jul 16Buffalo Sabres re-sign D Chad Ruhwedel to 2-year contractUpvote Share Tweet
The NHL’s weakest division? Um, “congratulations”, Metrothehockeynews.com Jul 15When the NHL made its most recent realignment, last season, it reemphasized the importance of divisional play by also restructuring its playoff format. The wild card element throws a bit of a wrench into it from year-to-year, but for the most part, team…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 14Defenseman Brayden McNabb signed a two-year contract and left wing Andy Andreoff signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Monday. McNabb, 23, has played in 37 games for the Buffalo Sabres, with one goal, seven a...Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 14If Kevin Dineen’s post-playing career has had anything, it’s unpredictability. He coached the AHL Portland Pirates from 2005-2011, through two NHL team affiliations (Anaheim Ducks and Buffalo Sabres). His first season as head coach of the Florida Panthe…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 13Forward Zac Dalpe signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed. A second-round pick (No. 45) of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2008 NHL Draft, Dalpe, 24, played a career-high 55 games with the...Upvote Share Tweet
Are NHL teams warming up to advanced stats like Corsi and Fenwick?thehockeynews.com Jul 13There was a time not so long ago when NHL executives thought a player’s worth could only be evaluated by two eyeballs at the rink in the form of a scout whose belly was full of coffee and cold pizza. When the Buffalo Sabres scaled back their scouting st…Upvote Share TweetForward Sam Reinhart, the second selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced Saturday. Financial details were not disclosed. "We are very excited to have Sam under co...Upvote Share Tweet
Getting to know 2014 NHL draft prospect and Buffalo Sabres pick Brendan Lemieuxthehockeynews.com Jul 12Why did the Buffalo Sabres take Brendan Lemieux 31st overall ? THN senior writer and prospect guru Ryan Kennedy takes a closer look at the talented winger in this scouting report, part of a series of videos we did in conjunction with Bleacher Report spo…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jul 9The Buffalo Sabres have acquired the rights to forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas from the Winnipeg Jets in a trade for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Samuels-Thomas, 24, was a member of the Quinnipiac University team that l...Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 9Toronto Maple Leafs fans hoping for their club to make a big splash in this summer’s trade market are likely to be disappointed. The Toronto Star’s Rosie DiManno believes the rest of the summer will be a quiet one for the Leafs. DiManno speculates the “…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 7Having been thwarted in his efforts to land a top-four, right-handed defenseman via free agency, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland will, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com, continue to explore trade options. Khan considers Washington Capitals defensema…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier, Kane & Gonchar buzzthehockeynews.com Jul 5The Philadelphia Flyers recent signings (defenseman Nick Schultz, backup goalie Ray Emery and winger Jason Akeson) pushes them above the $69-million salary cap by just more than $3 million. That’s the most of any NHL team this summer, putting pressure o…Upvote Share Tweet
Early candidates to “win” the Connor McDavid sweepstakesthehockeynews.com Jul 4All the big free agents are off the board and the trade dominoes have fallen. While some players still need homes for next season, the difference-makers are gone: Ryan Kesler, Jason Spezza and Matt Niskanen among them. Will a David Legwand or Dany Heatl…Upvote Share Tweet
Bruins Clinch Presidents' TrophyApr 12David Krejci scored two goals in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Sabres to clinch the NHL's best record.
Inside The NHL: Top 3 GoalsApr 10Steve Levy counts down the top three goals of the week from across the NHL.
Nash's Late Goal Lifts RangersApr 10Rick Nash's goal with less than two minutes remaining in the third period helped the Rangers top the Sabres 2-1.
NHL's Buyout Candidates This SummerApr 3Barry Melrose looks at four players underperforming their contracts who are likely candidates to get bought out this summer.
The Ray Rice FalloutJul 25OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…Jul 25The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
Point guard Jameer Nelson signs with Dallas MavericksJul 24Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.
Sources: Wall added to U.S. World Cup campJul 24Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.